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Blanche Des Moines

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Brewed by John Martin
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Previously brewed at DuBocq (Nov 2013)

Blanche Des Moines is brewed on 60% pilsener malt and 40% unmalted wheat. In spite of a close affinity to the Flemish witbiers this is somewhat different. It is brewed with a higher proportion of unmalted wheat which adds even more of the special, wheaty notes that are so characteristic for the style. Naturally the beer has been added coriander and dried orange peel. Furthermore an extract of licorice root has been added. Primary fermentation is with a classical Witbier yeast and the beer is bottle fermented.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Diabobale (241) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
Una blanche non troppo caratteristica. Colore paglierino opalescente, poca schiuma. al naso qualche nota fruttata e lievi sentori aciduli. al palato molto acidula, leggermente speziata e con note di canditi. Finale secco

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (2200) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2014
750ml bottle, can´t remember when or where.
In short: average witbier.
Pours hazy pale gold with frothy white head. Some citrusy nose, Crispy texture, high carbonation. Refreshing. Average witbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veeks (58) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Grassy and cloudy with citrus notes really nice 45th birthday gift from. My lady

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3524) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2010
750 ML bottle. Bottled 5/12/ 2009. Aroma is big orange peel, smells like a sliced orange. Coriander and orange are the main flavors.Decent carbonation and noticeable lacing around the glass. Light bodied, nice mouth feel. I think it is a well put together beer for the style. I hate to use the word "Average" however that’s really what it is. Sampled with liveFREEorRye.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2010
pours a very cloudy yellow, and a very small white head that dissipates rapidly. smell of wheat, citrus, and some spice in the back. taste is of citrus, wheat, and spice, ends with some dryness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
750ml. Light yellow pour. Lemon lime soda like effervescent aroma. Taste has a 7up like sweet sugar flavor, lime & lemon. Light corinader spice. easy drinky uncomplcated wit

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 27, 2009
From a 750 ml corked and caged bottle this poured a cloudy lemonade color with a very large and long lasting head and good lacing rings as it settled. The nose is pine, citrus,and coriander. Somewhat fizzy mouthfeel. The flavor shows a lot of fruit and the finish is light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle. Intense lemon aroma, moderately sweet. Cloudy yellow body, small white head. Mild fruity flavor, with coriander and yeast. Light finish. Very refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2009
I can’t help thinking about Des Moines, Iowa and assuming that this must be "fairly plain, perfectly respectable, not something you make as a destination". This beer is a little thin but has a decent flavor profile of fruit (banana and citrus) and spice. Decent. Just like Des Moines. 750 ml bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - FEB 2, 2009
750 ml bottle: large white head, citrus aroma, hazy yellow color. The previous description of lemon-soda like was close. Very drinkable, nice spicy, just difficult to break the spicy down


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